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DOH Says PH Not Showing Signs Of Infection Rate Slowing Down

PH INFECTION RATE – The Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippines has yet to show signs of the COVID-19 infection rate slowing down.

Furthermore, the health department cited that 94 areas remain under the highest alert level in the new granular lockdown system. Additionally, infection rates in epicenter regions are still increasing.

During a public briefing, health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stated that 94 areas remain under Alert Level 4. Meanwhile, 18 areas are in Alert Level 3, and 9 are under Alert Level 2. However, no area in the country is currently placed under Alert Level 1.

Infection Rate In PH Not Slowing, DOH Says Virus Not Slowing Down

Based on an article from ABS-CBN, Vergeire stated:

Nakikita rin po natin, na kahit dito sa [National Capital Region] tumataas pa rin po ang ating mga kaso. We have 8 percent increase of our cases from the previous seven days kung ikumpara natin, nationally, if we look at that, we still have a positive 2-week growth rate

Moreover, she emphasized that the daily attack rate (ADAR) of COVID-19 within the NCR is at 18% in the past two weeks. Meanwhile, NCR reported an average of 5,825 new cases in the past week.

As such, an increase of 8% from the previously recorded 5,410 from September 4 to 10. Based on the article, here are the regions tagged with high ADAR and positive 2-week growth rates:

  • NCR
  •  Calabarzon
  •  Central Luzon
  •  Caraga
  •  Cordillera Administrative Region
  •  Cagayan Valley 
  •  Ilocos Region 
  •  Davao Region
  •  Zamboanga Peninsula 
  •  Western Visayas

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